Apple today introduced the new fourth generation iPod nano, the thinnest iPod ever featuring a sleek new design with a curved aluminum and glass enclosure, in nine vibrant colors. The new iPod nano incorporates Apple’s breakthrough Genius technology which automatically creates playlists from songs in your music library that go great together, with just one click. The new iPod nano also features a refined user interface, a high resolution portrait display and a built-in accelerometer which automatically switches to Cover Flow when rotated and automatically goes into Shuffle mode when lightly shaken.

Apple iPod Nano 4th generationThe new iPod nano gives users up to 24 hours of music playback or four hours of video playback and is available worldwide immediately in an 8GB model for just $199 RRP (including GST) and a 16GB model for just $279 RRP (including GST). Both models come in silver, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, pink, (PRODUCT) RED and black.

The new iPod nano, the thinnest iPod ever, features an elegant new design that beautifully blends a brilliant two-inch display with a gorgeous curved aluminum and glass enclosure. The new contoured design fits even more comfortably in your hand.

iPod nano works seamlessly with iTunes so you can import, manage and then easily auto-sync your favourite content. You can buy music, video and games for your iPod nano from the iTunes Store with more than 8.5 million songs available for preview and one-click purchase. With up to 24 hours of music playback or four hours of video playback on a single charge, the new iPod nano is the ultra-portable way to enjoy your favourite music, TV shows, movies and games on the go. The 16GB model holds up to 4,000 songs, 14,000 photos and 16 hours of video, and the 8GB model holds up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos and eight hours of video.

The new iPod nano works with the new iTunes 8 Genius feature, allowing customers to automatically create playlists while on-the-go with their iPod nano. Users can preview the playlist Genius creates, refresh the list to choose different songs and save Genius playlists to enjoy again later.

The iPod is the world’s most popular family of digital music players with over 160 million sold. Apple’s incredible new lineup includes the iPod shuffle in four vivid new colours starting at just $65 RRP (including GST); the iPod classic in one slimline model with 50 percent more capacity for the same great price – 120GB of storage for just $339 RRP (including GST); the fourth generation iPod nano featuring a gorgeous curved aluminum and curved glass enclosure, in nine vibrant colours starting at $199 RRP (including GST); and the second generation iPod touch now starting at just $329 RRP (including GST).

System requirements

iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later and iTunes 8; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 8.

Pricing and availability

The new iPod nano is available immediately for a suggested price of $199 for the 8GB model and $279 for the 16GB model.